1957 Newspaper article about 1931 quake and the Harding Family's return to Mount Vernon 26 years later

Titled 'Last Homeless Victim to be Rehoused - Hawke's Bay Quake claimed 256 Lives 26 years ago' This article was published in The Evening Post on Saturday August 24th 1957.

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It tells the story of Peter Harding who was only 9 when he and his family had to leave their Waipukurau mansion, Mount Vernon, following the earthquake. He finally returned to his family home at the time the article was printed, believed to be the last of those displaced by the quake to return home.

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